1st Edition

Sex, Sin and Suffering Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870

Edited By Roger Davidson, Lesley A. Hall Copyright 2001
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses of legal, medical and political authorities to the 'Great Scourge'. In particular, how such responses reflected and shaped social attitudes towards sexuality and social relationships of class, gender, generation and race.

    Introduction Roger Davidson and Lesley Hall 1. Syphilis and Prostitution: a Regulatory Couplet in Nineteenth-Century France Andrew Aisenberg 2. Passing the 'Black Judgement': Swedish Social Policy on Venereal Disease in the Early Twentieth Century Anna Lundberg 3. 'The Shadow of Contagion': Gender, Syphilis and the Regulation of Prostitution in the Netherlands, 1870-1900 Petra de Vries 4. Doctors, Social Medicine and VD in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Spain Ramon Castejon-Bolea 5. 'The Fatherland is in Danger, Save the Fatherland!': Venereal Disease, Sexuality and Gender in Imperial and Weimar Germany Lutz Sauerteig 6. Visions of Sexual Health and Illness in Revolutionary Russia Frances Bernstein 7. Venereal Disease and Society in Britain, from the Contagious Diseases Acts to the National Health Service Lesley Hall 8. 'The Thorns of Love': Sexuality, Syphilis and Social Control in Modern Italy Bruno Wanrooij 9. Public Health, Venereal Disease and Colonial Medicine in the Later Nineteenth Century Philippa Levine 10. Health and Empire: Britain's National Campaign to Combat Venereal Diseases in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore Kerrie MacPherson 11. Venereal Disease, Sexuality and Society in Uganda Michael Tuck 12. Women, Venereal Disease and the Control of Female Sexuality in Post-War Hamburg Michaela Freund 13. 'The Price of the Permissive Society': the Epidemiology and Control of VD and STDs in Late Twentieth-Century Scotland Roger Davidson 14. Sexually Transmitted Disease Policy in the English National Health Service, 1948-98: Continuity and Social Change David Evans

    Biography

    Bernard Harris, Roger Davidson, Lesley A. Hall

    'I can strongly recommend the collection as a whole to anyone interested in VD in history and in comtemporary policy...It is good to know that there is now a single stop where historians of sexuality can pick up many details of responses to VD in numerous countries.' - Social History of Medicine